Some of music's biggest superstars gathered at iconic producer Clive Davis's annual Pre-GRAMMY Gala to honor Jay-Z on Jan. 27, 2018, in New York City. Watch interviews with the artists as they arrived at the event and see what they had to say about the influence both the host and the guest of honor have had on their own careers.
Luis Fonsi, Gladys Knight, Rita Ora, Wyclef Jean, Cardi B, Jimmy Jam, Grandmaster Flash, Lang Lang, Rodney Jerkins, Anthony Hamilton, and Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow were among those gathered to honor Jay-Z at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala hosted by Clive Davis, and they spoke about what it meant to be at an event hosted by such a legendary producer and honoring such a monumental figure in music.
"As an artist, as a person from New York, he impacted us because it's like, this man has walked the same streets that I walked," said Cardi B of Jay-Z.
"Clive is all about the music," said Wyclef Jean. "He skips the hype and everything for him has always been about the talent."